Bright Water – River Skerne

Bright Water skerne

The Bright Water Landscape Partnership covers an area of approximately 200km2 within lowland County Durham and Darlington, focusing on the River Skerne catchment from Hurworth Burn reservoir to South Park in Darlington. The project area includes the communities of Great Aycliffe and Newton Aycliffe, … [Read more...]

Rainton Meadows Bird Hide

Juvenile Robin by Ian Hoseason

Refurbishment of the bird hide by the large lake at Rainton Meadows is almost complete. The hide now has a security door fitted and is available for use by DWT members. A key is required to enter the hide and keys are available for a fee of £10 from the office at Rainton Meadows. Alternatively call … [Read more...]

Low Barns Visitor Center

Low Barns

Welcome to Low Barns! Low Barns is a valuable wetland reserve and one of County Durham’s most important wildlife sites, located adjacent to the River Wear. The reserve has become important for wildlife due to the wide range of habitats including wet woodland, grassland, open water and river … [Read more...]